PHOENIX (AP) Matt Cain is starting to find his groove.
The San Francisco righty allowed one run and struck out four in three innings as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Sunday.
"I had some pretty good movement. I was in pretty much every situation, had guys on and worked out of the windup. But everything was good," Cain said.
Cain's results this spring have been a far cry than those posted last season, when he went 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA and threw a perfect game.
In three previous exhibition outings spanning seven innings, he had allowed nine runs -- five earned -- on 13 hits with only three strikeouts. But against the Brewers, Cain matched his spring strikeout total eight batters into the game.
Cain pitched into trouble in the fourth after striking out Brewers starter Chris Narveson looking. Norichika Aoki and Scooter Gennett singled and Carlos Gomez walked.
Aoki scored on a sacrifice fly by Alex Gonzalez and Cain ended the inning by retiring Bobby Crosby on a fly ...